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Authorities seek identification of stolen cards suspect

February 19, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a man who used credit cards swiped from a stolen car in South Fort Myers.

According to the victim, she left her purse in her locked vehicle at a restaurant on US 41 around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 22. When she returned to her vehicle, the only thing she found was shattered glass.

Deputies quickly found the stolen car abandoned behind a nearby Publix, with the passengers side window smashed out. However the victim's purse, containing personal identification, cash and credit cards, were missing.

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Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who used credit cards swiped from a stolen car in South Fort Myers.

It was soon learned that an unknown man tried to use both cards in the Lehigh area between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Jan. 23.

His first stop was at a Wal-Mart, at which the card was declined, with a second attempt at a Shell gas station on Palm Beach Boulevard, in which he was successful once, but denied on a subsequent try.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the man, and Crime Stoppers is hoping someone will be able to place a name with the face.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Tips may also be made online at: www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

 
 

 

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